You’re ready to sell your house.
But before you start looking for a realtor, here’s everything I wish I knew before I started looking for the right real estate agent.
Find A Realtor Specific To Your Needs
Not all realtors are created equal.
Like everything else, realtors have specialties. A realtor may focus on:
Helping track down investment properties.
Just in case you’re not too keen on the differences, let’s review them below.
Buyer’s agents typically work with people looking to purchase a home.
A good buyer’s agent will:
Have to take their clients on home buying tours.
Write up and submit offers.
And guide their clients through the home buying process from start to finish.
In my experience, buyer’s agents have a lot more on their plate than seller’s agents.
Seller’s agents typically focus on helping people sell their homes.
A good seller’s agent should:
Advise their client on a fair starting price for their home.
Recommend what needs to be done to the house before listing it.
Help sellers review and negotiate offers.
Hold open houses, if they want to, and if you want them to.
Seller’s agents generally have the easier job of the two for one reason.